Call for Short Story Submissions
Larabanga: Stories from the Sahel


Larabanga: Stories from the Sahel, is an anthology of short stories rooted in the Sahel belt of Northern, Upper East, and Upper West regions.  Larabanga is seeking all styles and sub-genre, including humorous fiction.  Additional consideration will be given to writers who live or are from the region.

SUBMISSION WINDOW: September 3, 2018 – October 4, 2018

LENGTH: 600-5000 words.

PAYMENT: GHC200 + contributor copy. Payment will be made upon acceptance. Our preferred method is payment by cheque.

FORMAT:  RTF or DOC. Standard Manuscript Format or some close approximation.

PROPOSED PUBLICATION DATE: Tuesday December 3, 2018

SEND TO: larabanga2018submissions@gmail.com

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Limit of 1 submission per author — even if you receive a response before the submission window closes please do not send another story unless directly invited to do so.

CONTACT US: If you wish to query for any reason, please e-mail us or call +233 54 202 5187

RIGHTS SOUGHT: First Worldwide print and electronic English Language rights. Exclusivity for 365 days from date of release. Non-exclusive print, e-book, and audio rights afterward.

POLICIES & RESPONSE TIME: No reprints or simultaneous submissions please. You may query after 30 days. Please send only one submission per author unless directly invited to send more.



We’re looking for original short stories rooted in the Sahel belt of Ghana.  Authorized English translations of original stories, particularly from regional writers, are also welcomed and encouraged.